The Festival of Genomics & Biodata is now in its 6th year. What started as a 600 person, 50 speaker-event in 2016 at Excel in East London now attracts registrations from well over 2,000 people and has over 100 speakers. The Festival has become the main place for the UK genomics industry to meet, have fun, learn, do business, connect with other people and get inspired.
At Olink Proteomics, we aim to accelerate research progress in key disease areas that ultimately lead to new and better therapies for patients. Therefore, we find it vital to sponsor this event where scientists can meet and share their important research and knowledge.
Olink Speaker: Dr Karl Smith Byrne
Senior Molecular Epidemiologist, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
Proteomics: Aetiology, Early Detection, and Prognosis for Cancer
14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET / 09:10 EST
Proteins represent the building blocks of human life, disease, and targets for prevention and treatment.
Large-scale proteomics studies are hampered by the high costs involved in assaying sufficiently large sample sizes. However, the identification of genetic determinant of circulating proteins in large-scale consortium studies, such as SCALLOP, now offer unique opportunities to assess the relevance of thousands of proteins in cancer etiology through Mendelian randomization techniques in a cost-efficient manner.
“Here I will present a selection of MR results from ongoing studies into etiology of eleven cancers. I will also give examples of studies where proteins have been measured directly for early detection for lung cancer and renal cancer prognosis.”